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Charlotte Moorman

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Charlotte Moorman (November 18, 1933–November 8, 1991) was an American cellist and performance artist.

She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. She studied cello from age ten and won a scholarship to Centenary College (Shreveport, Louisiana) where she took her B.A. in music in 1955. She received her M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and continued on to postgraduate studies at The Juilliard School in 1962.

She began a traditional concert hall career but was soon drawn into the active mixed-media performance art scene of the 1960s. She became a close associate and collaborator of Korean avant-garde artist Nam June Paik, with whom she toured widely. In 1963 she established the New York Avant Garde Festival which played annually in various locations including Central Park and the Staten Island Ferry until 1980 (except for the years 1970, 1976 and 1979).

In the late 1970s she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent a mastectomy and further treatment, to continue performing through the 1980s in spite of pain and deteriorating health. She died of cancer in New York City on November 8, 1991, aged 57.

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    18 Aug 2013 Reply
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    31 Jul 2013 Reply
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    12 Jul 2013 Reply
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    6 Mar 2013 Reply
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    6 Mar 2013 Reply
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    12 Nov 2012 Reply
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    3 Jun 2012 Reply
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    4 May 2012 Reply
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    7 Mar 2012 Reply
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    18 Jun 2010 Reply